In the late 1600’s, the infamous Captain William Kidd often visited the historic farm that this home is located on. Those visits and his association with the then farm owner, Captain Thomas Paine, had led to the long held legend that part of Kidds’ treasure was entrusted to Captain Paine for safekeeping.
This beautiful waterfront home is a treasure in itself. It is located on the widest part of the East Passage of Narragansett Bay and has almost two acres of unobstructed water views. Tall ships and America’s Cup Boats tack right at your back yard during their practice runs. All season there is a continuous parade of sail or power boats on their way up and down the Bay. Commercial ships from all over the world pass by to ports in Providence, Quonset, and Fall River.
The sturdy exterior is made of no-upkeep solid brick masonry impervious to salt water damage. On the waterside, a huge deck runs the length of the house affording a great place for entertaining both above and under the loggia-style area below.
The mature landscaping has a rare sweeping open lawn to the water’s edge with a welcoming granite patio and a fire pit. Beautiful Fieldstone walls accent the lovely gardens.
The main level has a kitchen with granite counters, high-end appliances, Sub-zero refrigerator, center island Thermador five burner gas cook top, Jenn-Air grill, and an under counter built-in wine refrigerator.
Adjoining the kitchen is a large eating area with a beautiful open hearth fireplace which provides a cozy atmosphere while overlooking the shimmering Bay. Off the kitchen, a large walk-in pantry and lavette lead to a 2 ½ car garage.
Upon entering the front hall, you are greeted with a stunning panoramic view of the Bay through a wall of three 9 foot sliding glass doors in the open formal dining room and adjoining living room with its carved fireplace mantel.
Off the front hall is a raised wood-paneled office or study with its own fireplace. This peaceful room enjoys wonderful views and has a large sliding glass door leading to the deck.
Located also on the main level are three spacious bedrooms, linen and utility closet, full bath plus and additional lavette; both with granite counters.
On the second floor, a huge master bedroom has an en-suite bath with a spa tub and separate shower, and a double sink granite vanity. Sliding glass doors in the bedroom lead to a romantic balcony with a panoramic view from Warwick Neck, Prudence Island, and Newport. Across the hall is another large bedroom with its own great Bay view.
Custom crown and dentil moldings throughout the house. Imported doors and hardware.
Utilities include a brand new (2016) high-efficiency Viesssman boiler with a new lifetime indirect water heater. A double-walled 400 gallon Roth oil tank was installed in 2009.
Underground served electrics are 200 amp and also run to a sub-box and lead to the waterfront patio, top of drive, and front circle.
A sound system is in all the living areas of the home.
Spacious 2 ½ car garage.
A deep-water mooring inspected in 2015.
A deep-water dock is possible.
Easy access to nearby mainland attractions: just 30 minutes to Providence airport, 3 hours to New York City, 1.5 hours to Boston, and only 10 minutes to the historic charm of Newport, Rhode Island.
Nestled between Newport and the mainland, the Island of Jamestown commands a large share of the more than 400 miles of Rhode Island waterfront, on 9.7 square miles; it has a quiet rural character, informal boating community, two marinas, two yacht clubs, a 9-hole golf course, and wonderful restaurants.
To schedule a private showing, please call Cynthia Moretti at 401-374-3444.